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Locally Yours Market creatively conscious in August

Jul 24, 2019
Locally Yours Market creatively conscious in August

Port Elizabeth - The August edition of the monthly Locally Yours Market will continue to showcase passion for the locals and their core values as they join the campaign to reduce and re-use plastic, collect donations for the Animal Anti-Cruelty League with the Heart Line project and introduce a range Mini Shoppers products for children.

The market will ban the distribution of plastic bags to ensure their commitment to presenting an eco-friendly environment while plastic products such as plastic gloves that are a necessity will be collected by Marie Zehmke from Mooks who will recycle items into ecobricks.

In continued support to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League a public participation project called “Heart Line” will take place requesting market visitors to donate old or new blankets, towels and T-Shirts. The aim is to drape a minimum of a 100m of the Tramways building with the donated items to create a heart line of love and care which will then be handed over to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.

The launch of products called “Mini Shoppers” is an idea to entertain and cater for the entire family with the focus on enthusiastic children who enjoy participating in the shopping experience. Each vendor will have a minimum of one product for sale to children that will cost no more than R10.00.

“We have noticed a growing number of children attending the market and we wanted to create something special just for them. With the growing emphasis of entrepreneurship in the economy, the market felt that it would be an ideal opportunity to showcase items that can be made by hand and yet remain within the financial reach of the little one’s pocket money.” Explained Locally Yours Market Director Ms Annelize Botha.

With continued commitment to discovering new, talented and local entrepreneurs several exhibitors will be introduced at the August event. New additions include Our Happy Company, Hand in Hand Visual Art, Jewels in Bloom, Pixie Gardens and wooden protea’s from Jarius Senekal.

Dorothy du Plessis from Our Happy Company will be showcasing hand painted curtains and fabrics ideal for clients who are looking for bespoke furnishing items and décor.

Hand in Hand Visual Art, who have their own gallery in Motherwell will debut beautiful art of iconic figures and uniquely crafted design pieces. The gallery is owned by Sakumzi and Msindisi Nyendwana who are actively involved with creating visual artworks that portray historic icons displayed in and around Nelson Mandela Bay, becoming attraction sites for visitors and local residents to enjoy.

For gardening enthusiasts Jacki Ulett will have a delightful selection on Pixie gardens for sale complete with miniature figurines, while Jarius Senekal, the runner up for Kunsflyt 2018 will amaze market goers with wooden protea’s alongside a multitude of creative treasures to discover.

The long-awaited introduction of fresh flowers will be fulfilled by Johan and Sidney from Jewels in Bloom so be sure to visit their stall to pick and mix your favourite combinations of local flowers and plants.

Director of the Locally Yours Market, Ms Annelize Botha expressed, " We are so grateful for the support from locals thus far and will continue in our endeavour towards the development of local entrepreneurs whilst creating innovative activities for locals and visitors of Nelson Mandela Bay.”

The Locally Yours Market have waived their entrance fee and have instead opted to ask for donations towards the Animal Anti-Cruelty League. The market date is Saturday 3rd August from 9-3pm at the Tramways building.

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